Howard L. Williams passed away on Aug. 14, 2017, of Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 71 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dee Ann (Stohler) Williams; son, Grant (Victoria) Williams of Pittsboro; daughter, Kimberly (Harold) Cleaver of Noblesville; brother, Wayne (Peggy) Williams of Frankfort; sister, Virginia (Bob) Nibarger of Cornelius, N.C. He also had five very much-loved grandchildren, Alexa, Michael and Noah Williams, and Grayden and Kate Beach; two stepgrandsons, Logan and Ethan Robbins; and a wonderful extended family of Williamses, Conrads and Stohlers.
Howard was born on March 5, 1946, in Anderson, to Montrue and Johnny Williams. He graduated from Markleville High School in 1964, where he was active in basketball, track, cross country, and drama. In 1969, he graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in math and biology. After college, he spent four years in the United States Navy, serving in Pensacola, Florida, Edzell, Scotland and Norfolk, Virginia. Upon returning from the military, he worked for General Motors for 37 years at Delco Remy and Magnequench, followed by consulting work for two years.
Howard was an avid fisherman, fly tier, rod maker and volunteer. He enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital and his church, where he ushered, cooked, washed dishes and served on committees. He was an active and dedicated member of First United Methodist Church.
His other love was his family and grandchildren. Their activities provided him many hours of enjoyment.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at Anderson First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.
Visitation will be prior to the memorial service from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Howard's life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist Church or to www.walktodefeatals.org (team name 'Williams Warriors').
The family of Howard Williams would like to especially thank the dedicated workers at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville, Advantage Home Health Care of Anderson, the staff at St. Vincent Anderson and special friends Joe and Susan McDuffee and Jerry and Nancy Pitcock.
Published on August 16, 2017